SINGAPORE: SIA extends handling agreement with WFS
Singapore Airlines Cargo has extended its cargo handling agreement with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in the UK and Ireland with a new contract covering Dublin, Shannon and Cork. This is in addition to the airlineÃ¢â‚¬™s decision to renew its existing handling contract with WFS at Manchester Airport for a furtherthree years. In Manchester, WFS provides […]
March 1, 2010
In Manchester, WFS provides cargo reception and handling services for cargo carried on the carrierÃ¢â‚¬™s three-times weekly B777 flights to Singapore. This schedule will increase to five flights a week for the summer 2010 schedule, all operating via Munich.
From Manchester, WFS also prepares cargo originating in the north of England for Singapore AirlineÃ¢â‚¬™s B747-400 freighter operations from London Heathrow and Europe.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It was important for us to retain such an important customer as Singapore Airlines and even more pleasing to be extending our contract to include Ireland,Ã¢â‚¬Â said WFSÃ¢â‚¬™ operations director in the UK, Cliff McKrell.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The airlineÃ¢â‚¬™s plan to gradually upgrade its Manchester flights from B777-200 to B777-300 operations will also increase volumes as the larger aircraft can carry up to 20 tonnes, 11 tonnes more than the B777-200. Our aim is to continue to provide the high service levels Singapore Airlines enjoys from WFS to ensure they fill this extra capacity.Ã¢â‚¬Â